2014
10.16

So far this season, the rushing duties have truly been by committee. In seasons past, we’ve usually seen a front-runner in the rushing game and while we’ve always been fortunate to have solid support players who can pick up the slack when needed, this season sees a unique situation where a number of individuals have all contributed to the effort. Check out the numbers:


Rank Name Yr Pos G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
1 Kareem Hunt SO RB 4 59 527 8.93 7 14.75 131.75
2 Terry Swanson FR RB 7 63 489 7.76 4 9 69.86
3 Damion Jones-Moore SO RB 7 55 288 5.24 3 7.86 41.14
4 Marc Remy SO RB 7 41 216 5.27 0 5.86 30.86
5 Logan Woodside SO QB 6 36 110 3.06 3 6 18.33

With his average, you can clearly see that Kareem Hunt was getting the job done before he was injured. Seven touchdowns is also impressive in just 4 games. But what is most impressive, is the progress of Terry Swanson, Damion Jones-Moore and Marc Remy during that span and after Hunt’s injury. Of the 5 leading rushers for Toledo, only QB Logan Woodside has an average of less then 5 yards per carry which is quite a feat. Considering these 5 players account for 96.4% of Toledo rushing yards (the other handful are from Corey Jones, pre-injury Philip Ely and Zac Rosenbauer), that is a strong rushing performance by the team.

2014
10.15

It’s time for the next installment of the MAC Blogger Roundtable. Each week one MAC blog posses questions to the other blogs and gathers the answers into a digest post. This gives us a chance to get the skinny from many different bloggers’/teams’ perspective and better understand the issues facing other teams on a weekly basis. This week’s questions are from the Ball State blog, Over The Pylon.

MAC Roundtable

Below the fold you’ll find the questions that were posed to us and our answers, so read on…

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2014
10.14

Toledo dropped the matchup with the Cyclones despite a late surge from the Rockets. Straight from UTRockets.com:

Freshman Terry Swanson rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as Toledo lost to Iowa State, 37-30, in non-conference action in Ames, IA on Saturday.

Toledo scored a touchdown with 56 seconds left when sophomore quarterback Logan Woodside completed a four-yard shovel pass to sophomore Marc Remy. That cut the Iowa State lead to seven points and set up an on-side kick attempt by the Rockets. Senior placekicker Jeremiah Detmer pounded the ball right at ISU’s Luke Knott and immediately tackled him. But Knott hung on to the ball and secured the Cyclone victory.

The remainder of Toledo’s schedule (5 games) are MAC opponents, including important matchups against NIU and BGSU. Toledo needs to stay the course and finish strong. Next up is UMass on 10/25.

2014
10.11

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2014
10.08

It’s time for the next installment of the MAC Blogger Roundtable. Each week one MAC blog posses questions to the other blogs and gathers the answers into a digest post. This gives us a chance to get the skinny from many different bloggers’/teams’ perspective and better understand the issues facing other teams on a weekly basis. This week’s questions are from the Buffalo blog, Bull Run.

MAC Roundtable

Below the fold you’ll find the questions that were posed to us and our answers, so read on…

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2014
10.06

Junior Sylvestre was named the MAC West Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against WMU. Straight from MAC-Sports.com:

Toledo senior linebacker Junior Sylvestre (Delray Beach, Fla.) totaled a season-high 14 tackles in a 20-19 OT win at Western Michigan, marking his second double-digit stops total of the season. Sylvestre was also credited with a sack in the fourth quarter and a pass breakup.

Good to see a Toledo defensive player recognized for their contributions to the collective effort. Sylvestre needs to continue to lead the way and set a good example for the rest of the defense. Congrats to him on the accolades.

2014
10.06

Toledo edged Western Michigan to move to 3-0 in the MAC. Straight from UTRockets.com:

Sophomore quarterback Logan Woodside’s 22-yard pass on third down to junior wide receiver Alonzo Russell gave Toledo a 20-13 edge in overtime. Russell nearly went down as the Broncos attempted to tackle him at about the 15-yard line, but regained his footing and sprinted into the end zone.

WMU answered with a 20-yard TD pass from Zach Terrell to Darius Phillips but Andrew Haldeman’s extra-point attempt hit the left upright and bounced back onto the field, igniting a Rocket celebration.

Sounds like the rain was a big factor for both teams. The Toledo secondary is still very porous and WMU was able to throw for 388 yards — something we need to work on down the stretch. Swanson had a career night with 174 rushing yards and 54 receiving yards.

2014
10.04

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